Hungrybox Wins ‘Super Smash Bros. Melee’ Finals at EVO 2016

Nico Faraguna
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2016 continues to be a stellar year for Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma, one of the top six best players of Super Smash Bros. Melee in the world. His attendance at EVO 2016 was highly anticipated as his current season has been stellar. Considered a top contender at this year’s EVO, Hungrybox did not disappoint.

EVO is regarded as the world’s premier fighting game tournament, featuring a plethora of different games and players, along with a grand stage for the competition that’s streamed worldwide. It’s one of the oldest fighting game tournaments around and holds an illustrious pedigree for many competitors. Winning at EVO solidifies your career as a champion.

With a packed stadium in attendance, Hungrybox (Jigglypuff) faced Smash God Adam “Armada” Lindgren (Fox) in a tense affair that left everybody watching on the edge of their seat. Pulling out consecutive set wins, the final scores were both 3-2 in Hungrybox’s favor, and he was soon crowned the champion. However, the seemingly close scoreline is a bit misleading as there were many one stock affairs with results being decided by a single crucial mistake. Hungrybox was the epitome of “clutch” when things got desperate, as he was able to pull out wins when he needed them the most, time after time.

With this victory, Hungrybox has upped his tournament wins to a staggering nine total this year. Even more incredible is that he’s only placed as low as fifth during this streak and it’s only July. There’s no telling what the rest of the year holds for Hungrybox.

For those of you who still need your Smash fix, the competitive season isn’t even close to over. This August will host Super Smash Con 2016, a convention that will feature multiple tournaments for a handful of Smash titles ranging from Super Smash Bros 64, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Super Smash Bros for Wii U, and (of course) the still-dominant Super Smash Bros Melee. It’ll be held from August 11 to 14 in Virginia and feature many notable talents, including Hungrybox. We are looking forward to seeing if he can pick up his tenth win this year at the event.

Nico Faraguna
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